Is the A-1 Concrete leveling process environmentally safe?
The A-1 pumping compound is eco, nature and environmentally friendly. The compound is made of natural ingredients: crushed limestone, Portland Cement, and water.
Using A-1 Concrete Leveling for your project supports a cleaner environment in the following ways:
- By repairing your concrete, instead of tearing it out and replacing it, you keep the old concrete out of landfills.
- Our primary method of leveling your concrete uses pulverized limestone and water to hydraulically lift and level your concrete. That’s it. No unnatural chemicals to leach into your soil. No hazardous fumes. Just rock and water.
How much does concrete leveling cost?
Concrete Leveling is typically at least 50% less than the cost of concrete replacement. There is also the added benefit of not having to deal with:
- Demolition and removal of concrete
- Downtime (leveled concrete can be used immediately)
- Removal and replacement of landscaping
How long does concrete leveling take?
How long has concrete leveling been used?
Concrete Leveling was originally called mud jacking or slab jacking. The process has been in existence for over 100 years. About 30 years ago, Grover Miller, an inventor from Peninsula, Ohio, developed and patented A-1 Concrete’s self-contained leveling unit using the crushed limestone material to fill the voids under uneven concrete slabs.
What are the benefits of concrete leveling vs. concrete replacement?
- Concrete Leveling typically provides a savings of 50-70% over replacement
- Projects are generally completed in several hours rather than days
- Downtime is reduced – after completion, the concrete can be used immediately
- No demolition and disposal of old concrete
- Landscaping of surrounding areas is typically unaffected
- Injection of our material helps to fill voids and stabilize low-density soils
- Leveling maintains the uniform color of your concrete slabs
- Leveling is a “Green” Process. Concrete Leveling reduces job time, energy utilization, and environmental problems associated with concrete demolition, and disposal.
- No Municipal Building Permits are required, typically.
Can all concrete be leveled?
Most concrete slabs can be leveled. Any slab or block that is still in good condition can be leveled. When large areas of concrete have deteriorated or crumbled or fractures (cracks) are too close together, replacement may be the best option.
Can concrete slabs be lowered?
Can driveways that are leaning toward the house be angled away from the house?
How long does leveling last?
What is a void?
Can cracked concrete be leveled?
Will my water drainage issues be resolved?
Will the holes used in leveling be a different color than our existing cement?
Is Concrete Leveling a seasonal business?
Depending on the A-1 Location, and weather, most of our work is done from April 1st through the end of November. Since we use a material that is mixed with water and pumped through hoses, our equipment is vulnerable to problems associated with freezing conditions. We do provide free estimates throughout the year.
Why does A-1 have a waiting list of 7 days to 3 weeks?
What should beware of when evaluating concrete leveling contractors?
- Contractors who pressure you to do work immediately or wants full payment in advance of work
- Contractors who do not put quotes and warranties in writing
- Contractors who do not have local references
- Contractors who cannot provide you with proof of insurance upon request
How do I get started?
Do I need to be home during the estimate/job?
Do you offer a warranty?
We offer a 3-year warranty on all leveling work from the date of completion. Contact us to learn more.